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The Pueblo Chemical Depot is a chemical weapons storage site located in Pueblo County, Colorado, United States.

The depot houses 2,611 tons (2,369 metric tons) of mustard agent in approximately 780,000 munitions, equivalent to about seven percent of the original chemical material stockpile of the United States.[1][2] The current course of action for the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, included in the President's Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request, will allow for acceleration of the project schedule. After systemization and pilot testing of the facility, destruction operations began in spring 2015[3] with full-scale operations beginning later in 2016.[4] Destruction of all munitions is expected to be complete in 2019. The plant will operate until all the chemical weapons have been destroyed. Closure activities (shut-down, dismantling, and restoration of site) are slated to be wrapped up by 2022. The plant will use neutralization with a hot caustic solution followed by bacterial biotreatment to destroy mustard agent. [5] This is far outside the deadline set by the Chemical Weapons Convention (April 2012). PuebloPlex will head the redevelopment of Pueblo Chemical Depot.[6]

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Coordinates: 38°16′26″N 104°20′34″W / 38.27389°N 104.34278°W / 38.27389; -104.34278


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Pueblo Chieftain

Pueblo Chieftain
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 03:09:13 -0800

Possible missions are launched for evolving Pueblo Chemical Depot. 1 / 6. BY CHRIS WOODKA The Pueblo Chieftain. Published: January 15, 2016; Last modified: January 15, 2016 04:00AM. The Pueblo Chemical Depot could become a roadside business ...

Pueblo Chieftain

Pueblo Chieftain
Sat, 09 Jan 2016 22:22:30 -0800

Thomas A. Duncan II is commander of the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot. Greg Mohrman is the site project manager, representing the Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives program. Rick Holmes is the Bechtel Pueblo Team project manager, the ...

Pueblo Chieftain

Pueblo Chieftain
Thu, 24 Sep 2015 12:54:35 -0700

29, 2015 photo, inert shells sit in the entry point of the explosive destruction system inside the Pueblo Chemical Depot, east of Pueblo, in southern Colorado. The Army has temporarily halted the destruction of chemical weapons at a Colorado facility ...
 
Pueblo Chieftain
Mon, 11 Jan 2016 22:33:45 -0800

the Pueblo Chemical Depot — starting as the Pueblo Ordnance Depot in 1942, renamed the Pueblo Army Depot in 1962 and again rechristened as the Pueblo Depot Activity in 1976 — is embarking on a new life in the coming months and years. While the ...

KRDO

KRDO
Wed, 08 Jul 2015 18:41:43 -0700

"There's really a lot of great potential out here. It's like literally creating another city from scratch," Clarkson said. PuebloPlex is the redevelopment authority that is converting about two-thirds of the depot property for public use. The depot ...

Pueblo Chieftain

Pueblo Chieftain
Sun, 17 Jan 2016 02:07:30 -0800

The first that caught my eye was “Chemical Demil II, chemical technician” at the Pueblo Chemical Depot. This would come as a great surprise to Brother Paul Galantowicz, who valiantly tried to tutor me after school due to my struggles in his chemistry ...
 
Colorado Springs Gazette
Sun, 12 Apr 2015 15:21:50 -0700

U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot, Pueblo Colorado, April 8, 2015 - In this image captured from a video feed, a Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP), Explosive Destruction System (EDS) operator places one of three 105 mm projectiles ...

Pueblo Chieftain

Pueblo Chieftain
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:01:08 -0700

“It's been an absolutely fabulous two years,” Quinn said. “During this time, the staff at Pueblo Chemical Depot has accomplished Herculean tasks.” Maj. Gen. Clark LeMasters, deputy chief of staff for logistics and operations for the U.S. Army Material ...
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